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Conditions predicted to worsen in Toronto as poor air quality, high levels of pollution confirmed (Wed, 07 Jun 2023)
Smog lingers over Toronto at sunrise due to smoke from forest fires Environment Canada has increased the air quality risk level for Toronto on Wednesday, up from Tuesday, as smoky conditions continue to swirl around the city and the smell of burning fills the air.
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Olivia Chow makes her case to be Toronto's next mayor on Metro Morning (Wed, 07 Jun 2023)
Olivia Chow CBC Toronto mayoral debate Olivia Chow made her pitch to Toronto voters in an interview with CBC Radio's Metro Morning Wednesday, saying her mayoralty would be "people-centred" and focused on restoring core services.
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A Mississauga developer charged a buyer an extra $500K. Now its licence has been pulled (Wed, 07 Jun 2023)
Pinetree home Ontario's Home Construction Regulatory Authority (HCRA) has revoked a developer's licence after the company tried to charge a buyer significantly more for a home than was contractually agreed upon. 
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Unanswered questions swirl around mayoral candidates' fiscal plans in CBC Toronto debate (Wed, 07 Jun 2023)
CBC TORONTO MAYORAL DEBATE With just days to go before advance voting begins, Toronto voters got their latest chance to look at the top polling candidates in CBC Toronto’s mayoral byelection debate. 
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Man dead after single-vehicle collision on Highway 404 near Markham (Wed, 07 Jun 2023)
Ontario Provincial Police OPP patch badge A man has died following a single-vehicle collision on Highway 404 near Steeles Avenue east close to Markham.
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Critics call them 'credit mills.' But some students say private courses give them the boost they need (Wed, 07 Jun 2023)
Saira Talut Citing low self-confidence or just a busy schedule, some Ontario students say the programs costing hundreds of dollars per course help give them a leg up.
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This Ontario woman is on a journey to locate the family linked to 70-year-old letter she found (Wed, 07 Jun 2023)
Jackie Williams Newmarket letter An Angus Ont., woman has been trying to locate the family linked to a 70-year-old letter she found at a busy intersection in Newmarket in November 2021. With the community's help, Jackie Williams has some information about the people in the letter and hopes to help it find its way home.
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Why Elliot Page is speaking out about being trans 'in this climate of such intense hostility' (Wed, 07 Jun 2023)
ELLIOT PAGE NATS INVU Canadian actor Elliot Page says while the idea of speaking publicly about coming out as transgender at times felt overwhelming, he believes visibility and representation is crucial. In his first Canadian interview since transitioning, Page spoke to CBC chief correspondent and host of The National Adrienne Arsenault about his journey and his new memoir, Pageboy.
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Parliament fiddles while Canada burns (Wed, 07 Jun 2023)
BC Wildfire 20230605 The nation’s capital was shrouded in smoke from wildfires Tuesday. Some residents wore masks outside. Schoolchildren were kept indoors during recess. But the attention of the House of Commons was directed at other matters.
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5 top mayoral candidates spar over public safety, housing and taxes at CBC Toronto debate (Tue, 06 Jun 2023)
Toronto 5 mayoral candidate composite Five of the leading candidates to be mayor squared off Tuesday at a debate hosted by CBC Toronto, sparring over their plans to build new homes, improve public safety and address the city's deep financial challenges.
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Toronto is the most populous city in Canada and the provincial capital of Ontario. Toronto is located in Southern Ontario on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario. With over 2.5 million residents, it is the fifth most populous municipality in North America. Toronto is at the heart of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), and is part of a densely populated region in Southern Ontario known as the Golden Horseshoe, which is home to 8.1 million residents and has approximately 25% of Canada's population.  The Toronto metropolitan census area had a population of 5,113,149, and the Greater Toronto Area had a population of 5,555,912 in the 2006 Census.


As Canada's economic capital, Toronto is considered a global city and is one of the top financial centres in the world. Toronto's leading economic sectors include finance, business services, telecommunications, aerospace, transportation, media, arts, film, television production, publishing, software production, medical research, education, tourism and sports industries.The Toronto Stock Exchange, the world's seventh largest, is headquartered in the city, along with most of Canada's corporations. They also have an NHL hockey team, called the Toronto Maple Leafs.


Toronto's population is cosmopolitan and international, reflecting its role as an important destination for immigrants to Canada. Toronto is one of the world's most diverse cities by percentage of non-native-born residents, as about 49% of the population were born outside of Canada.  Because of the city's low crime rates, clean environment, high standard of living, and friendly attitude to diversity, Toronto is consistently rated as one of the world's most livable cities by the Economist Intelligence Unit and the Mercer Quality of Living Survey.  In addition, Toronto was ranked as the most expensive Canadian city in which to live in 2006.

  Residents of the city are called Torontonians.

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